I'm extremely giddy to share the news that you made me the #1 speaker of SWFox this year. My "Customizing Your Vertical Market Application" session ranked #1 amongst 34 session topics. My "Introduction to the VFP 9.0 Report Writer" precon ranked #2 for the morning session and #4 for the afternoon session. I can't believe it .. I had the #1, #2, and #4 sessions of the entire conference. Wow .. did I mention how giddy I am? :-)
The written comments were great. I thank all of you for taking the time to write them. I can't list them all, but here's a sampling of some.
From the Report Writer Precon:
"Cathy did a great job of keeping me engaged and interested."
"Her presentation was easy to follow/understand and had entergy/liveliness so it was interesting."
"Couldn't have been better."
"I finally learned how to use Report Listeners."
"Practical, real world tips and tricks."
"Great white paper content."
From the Customizing a Vertical Market App Session:
"Outstanding idea and implementation that I can apply to my applications."
"The speaker portrayed the concept in a very straightforward and organized way."
"I loved this session. Great ideas! Great presentation. Love the pictures!"
"The session was both fun and informative. I liked how Cathy demonstrated the approach to extending a vertical market app by making fun of the organizers. Even more fun when at least one of them was in the room at the time."
"Made a complex topic, and discussed it in a simplified manner, that allowed a beginner, such as myself, to absorb the key concepts."
"Lively, useful, good examples, entertaining."
"The go-kart thing was very funny."
"Best value session."
"This stuff races." (with a picture of a go-kart next to it)
"Wanted to see if Cathy would change her session after hearing last night that she lost to Doug and Rick. Amazed she did. Does she get extra credit for doing so? In my book, yes!"
"Best session of the entire conference. Absolutely loved the report factory - this will pay for the entire conference."
Now that I'm done thanking the attendees .. I have to turn my attention to the conference organizers. Word has it from Tamar that Rick and Doug tried as hard as they could to come up with an angle to skew the rankings so I didn't come out on top. They relished their go-kart win over me and have been having a lot of fun rubbing it in. They knew ... I mean they REALLY knew .. that I would turn around and rub this in their faces. And they're right ... nah nah nah nah!! ;-)
Seriously though .. the ribbing is all in fun. I have a lot of respect for all the speakers at Southwest Fox, even Rick and Doug.